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Top Solar Installers in Nephi
Although you can install solar panels yourself, it requires extra energy and knowledge. For that reason, most homeowners choose to hire a solar panel installer. Also, companies with a high reputation that are more expensive upfront could actually save you money in the long run with their warranties, repair services and expert design.
If you'd like to switch to solar energy but still aren't sure which solar panel installer to go with, here are our suggestions for providers nearby:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Nephi
Cost is usually one of the most important factors for homeowners who are considering investing in solar. There are a few key factors that will push your cost above or below the average in Nephi: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll cover each of these briefly below.
Solar Equipment Size
One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to the cost of adopting solar energy is the size of the solar system, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). The more electricity your household uses, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to spend around $2,680 per kilowatt in Nephi. Some solar brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — cost more upfront but also tend to offer better efficiency. In a city like Nephi, where sunlight is abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. Also, if you have a small roof or you don't have a lot of space for your panels, higher efficiency options will be a better option. Additional equipment like electric vehicle chargers and solar batteries will also increase the cost.
Solar Financing Terms
Solar panels can save you money on utility bills over many years, but they can also be a big investment. That's why many Nephi homeowners decide to finance their solar panel systems to make paying for solar more affordable. However, the interest on solar loans also adds to your total costs, so it's important to take that into consideration as well. You can always reduce the total you pay in interest and possibly even your APR by making a larger down payment.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Lastly, the company you get to install your solar panel system can affect the cost. Nephi's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. Companies that only sell products with high efficiency and therefore a higher price point — like Maxeon solar panels from SunPower or Tesla Powerwall batteries — so choosing those installers will generally come at a higher cost. It's best to do some research and go with the company that offers the products, warranties and services you want and also is within your budget.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.79||$11,706||$18,427||9.7 years|
|8 kW||$2.73||$15,308||$24,869||9.5 years|
|10 kW||$2.68||$18,760||$31,462||9.3 years|
|12 kW||$2.63||$22,062||$38,204||9.2 years|
|14 kW||$2.57||$25,213||$45,097||9.0 years|
|16 kW||$2.52||$28,215||$52,140||8.8 years|
|18 kW||$2.47||$31,067||$59,332||8.6 years|
|20 kW||$2.41||$33,768||$66,675||8.4 years|
Solar Incentives in Nephi
How to Save on Solar Panels
There are many solar installers to choose from, all of which offer different warranties, solar panel brands and price points. To help you pick the right company for you, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Reputation: Make sure your solar installer has a good reputation by confirming it has certifications and licenses, checking its work history and reading reviews by previous customers and solar experts like EcoWatch.
- Contract: Before signing a contract with a solar company, make sure you look it over completely so you understand the terms. Also, ask questions if you aren't sure about some of the terms, such as what the warranty covers and what services you can expect from them.
- Solar Panel Brands: Homeowners will have different preferences for panels based on their locations and energy needs. Even though there are many options for which brand of solar panel you can get, not every company will have access to the exact one you may want or need, so be sure to take a look at their list of offerings before deciding.
- Installation Process: An important thing to understand when adopting solar power is the installation process itself. Be sure to align on any details you need to know with your solar company, such as what permits you should secure and how long the project will take.
EcoWatch's Nephi, UT Solar Cost FAQs
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